Sports Briefs: A Great Weekend for the Thomas More Saints, Scott & Notre Dame Head to State
Sports briefs from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Thomas More sports had a terrific weekend.
--The Saints football team won, 21-14, at Waynesburg on Saturday to improve their record to 7-2. Quarterback Jensen Gebhardt broke a school record when he threw his 51st career touchdown pass, previously held by Thomas More offensive coordinator Trevor Stellman.
Also wide receiver Goose Cohorn set the school's all-time receiving yards mark with 1,780. Cohorn also has the most career touchdown catches at Thomas More with 17.
Running back Domonique Hayden ran for 142 yards on Saturday and now has 1,251on the season to go along with 21 touchdowns, even with missing the majority of two games with a leg injury.
The Saints conclude their regular season when they host Case Western on Saturday at 1pm.
--The Thomas More womens' soccer clinched the President's Athletic Conference regular season title on Saturday after beating Grove City 2-0. The Saints finished 18-1 and a perfect 9-0 in their conference. They allowed only two goals all season and will be the top seed in the conference tournament beginning Wednesday.
--Thomas More mens' soccer also won their PAC regular season title after beating Grove City, 4-1, on Saturday. The men finished with 15-2-1 and an unbeaten conference record of 7-0-1. They too will be the top seed in PAC tournament beginning on Tuesday.
--Lastly, the Saints volleyball team also clinched the top spot in the PAC conference with a win over Westminster on Saturday. Thomas More earned the number-one seed in the conference tournament that begins on begin this week and finish on Saturday. The Saints ended the season with a 27-4 record.
Cross Country Running
--For the second season in a row, Northern Kentucky University's J.J. Webber was named the mens' Altlanic Sun Cross Country Runner of the Year after finishing first in the A-Sun Cross Country Championship in Debary, Florida on Saturday. The Norse finished the race second as a team.
--Notre Dame Academy advanced to the KHSAA Girls' Soccer semi-finals after defeating Russell, 2-0, on Saturday in Lexington. The Pandas advance to play South Oldham on Wednesday night at Henry Clay High School in Lexington at 8pm. If NDA wins, they will play the winner of Sacred Heart and Owensboro Catholic in the championship game on Saturday at 5pm.
--NKU mens' soccer team beat Stetson,1-0, on Senior Night on Saturday. The winning overtime goal was scored by Diego Martinez improved the Norse record to 5-8-4 on the season. They travel to North Florida to finish out the regular season on Saturday.
--Two area teams prepare to compete in the KHSAA Volleyball Tournament this week as Notre Dame Academy plays Sacred Hearton Friday at 2pm and Scott will play Raceland that same day at 3:30. All games are to be played at Valley High School in Louisville.